Cranberry, Orange and Pistachio Scones

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins

This recipe comes from Splenda. Serve them hot from the oven, topped with orange marmalade for a wonderful breakfast treat.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray or line with parchment paper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cream or tartar, soda, salt and orange rind.
  4. Add butter and with a pastry blender, cut in butter until mixture is crumbly.
  5. Add the Spelnda and milk, stirring just until the dry ingredients are moistened.
  6. Stir in cranberries and chopped pistachio nuts.
  7. On a lightly floured surface, pat the dough to a 3/4 inch thickness and cut with a 2-1/2 inch round biscuit cutter.
  8. Place on cookie sheet and bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  9. Serve hot from the oven with orange marmalade.
Most Helpful

These are delicious! I used regular sugar instead of Splenda. Thank you.

tednjoc October 30, 2011

This recipe makes some of the best scones ever, I rough chopped fresh cranberries, used dried blood orange peel and follower the recipe. I chose to make wedges in place of the rounds. They are an absolute delight that you'll want to stash and not share at all! Made for *Partying The Diabetic Way*.

Annacia December 10, 2009

Excellent, excellent, thanks so much for this recipe! These scones looked too good to pass up and I was not at all disappointed. I am a somewhat inexperienced baker, and they came out a little heavy, which could have been my fault somehow, but I'm not sure how. Maybe I handled the dough too much or something. I did substitute lemon juice for the cream of tartar as I didn't have any. (Another website said this could be done.) I also had to add a couple more tablespoons or so of milk because the dough was a bit dry. Then I used a 3 1/2 inch cutter to make about 7 biscuits. They took only 13 minutes to look done. Will not be taking the leftovers to work because these biscuits taste too good to give away! Thanks Paula!

Kumquat the Cat's friend June 19, 2006